Garcelon Civic Center, 22 Budd Ave., St. Stephen
The programme after the AGM will feature Larry Burden presenting: "Across the River: The Search for Maritimers in the Civil War".
Thousands of men and women who were born in the British North American Colonies of New Brunswick, Nova, Scotia, and PEI served in the American Civil War and are now buried around the world. Larry Burden, Vice President of the Maritimes' only Civil War living history group, "Company I" of the 20th Maine Volunteers has been researching who these men and women are and locating their graves.
Larry, a retired Sergeant from the RCMP, using his background in complex investigations has continued the work that Company I has been doing for the past 20 years, increaseing the number of identified Civil War participants from a few hundred to over 2000 and counting. In addition Company I has identified 700 graves of Maritime civil war veterans.
In his presentation he will explain his methods of research and share some interesting finds.